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iHire’s Core Values Series: Transparent

Posted: November 23, 2016

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I used this phrase as a discussion prompt during a recent lunch ‘n’ learn with the iHire team. Remember being told in school that there are no stupid questions? I told the group that there are no stupid ideas. With the freedom to be honest and uninhibited, the responses I received were awesome!

Transparency allows and encourages people to speak their minds, deliver feedback respectfully, and take appropriate action.

Here is what it means to be transparent at iHire:

Definition of iHire's core value: transparent

“We are open, honest, and proactive in communication of our activities, goals, and intentions to each other, our customers, and other stakeholders.”

Transparent people are honest, don’t sugarcoat bad news, and encourage others to do the same. Strong relationships built on mutual trust and respect are essential to exercising transparency.

Why be transparent?

  • Increases your performance and accountability
  • Eliminates surprises (good and bad)
  • Achieves buy-in and ownership from the whole team
  • Builds trust among peers and clients

Ways you can be more transparent at work:

  • Explain decisions and help others to understand
  • Promote candid conversations and socialize with your coworkers
  • Teach others how to give and receive honest feedback
  • Proactively share bad news
  • Respond positively to honesty

I encourage everyone to be transparent, respectful, and take care to develop relationships.

Stayed tuned for a post on our final core value – Collaborative.

Vickie Krolak, iHire
Posted by: Vickie Krolak, iHire
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